Helen L. Campbell
Helen L. Campbell, 89, of 218 W. Decatur St., Eaton, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton.
Born Feb. 25, 1909, in North Dakota, she was the daughter of the late Perry Alfred and Hettie (Lehman) Fox. She had lived in Preble County most of her life. She was retired from Clifton Shirt Factory, and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Eaton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Campbell, on Nov. 12, 1975; a brother and a sister.
Survivors include one son, Larry Campbell of Eaton; a granddaughter, Lisa Webb of Eaton; a grandson, Scott Campbell of St. Marys; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. There was no public calling. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.
Edith Robbins, 79, of Rosemary Lane, West Alexandria, died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
Born Feb. 27, 1919, in Eaton, she was the daughter of Earnest and Ada (Eakle) Cabaniss. She had retired from the U.S. Post Office after 25 years, and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Robbins was a bowling and tennis enthusiast, and a member of canasta and bridge clubs. She also had a second residence at Indian Lake, Lakeview, Ohio, for over 20 years.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Sandra Robbins of West Alexandria; a daughter, Sherry Downs of Middletown; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gertrude Ehmer of Eaton and Veda Steck of Lewisburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robbins, in 1975; a grandson, Daniel Robbins; and two sisters, Martha Ashman and Helen Stump.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Daniel Snider officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, West Alexandria.
George M. Schoettinger
George M. Schoettinger, 80, of Englewood, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998.
He retired from DCA Food Industries, where he had worked as a sales representative. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Englewood, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Lafayette Masonic Lodge in Cincinnati.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marian (Hahn) Schoettinger; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Karen Schoettinger of Eaton, Jim and Laurie Schoettinger of Englewood; grandchildren, Matt, Mike, Lindsey and Scott Schoettinger; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Marilyn Schoettinger, Robert and Virginia Schoettinger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank O. and Grace (Studebaker) Schoettinger.
Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 6, at Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood, with the Rev. George Hubbell officiating. Burial was held privately at the Concord Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton Area Heart Association, or to the Concord United Methodist Church Remembrance Fund, Englewood.
Ruth B. Neff
Ruth B. Neff, 90, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.
Born Feb. 19, 1908, she was the daughter of John G. and Estelle Bandtel. She was a graduate of Camden High School and Miami University. She taught for 40 years in elementary schools in Camden and Eaton until her retirement in 1969.
Mrs. Neff was an active member of Camden United Methodist Church, a member of the Eleanor I. Jones Archives and the Preble County Historical Society.
She married Harry E. Neff in 1942, and he preceded her in death in April 1987. For several years, the couple taught many children of the community to swim.
Surviving is one sister, Edna B. Johnson of Billings, Mont.
Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 5, at Camden United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jackie Marshall officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. R.C. Nein & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Camden United Methodist Church, 100 S. Lafayette St., Camden, Ohio 45311.
Vallory J. Kingsley
Vallory J. Kingsley, 84, of Crossville, Tenn., died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. She was a former resident of West Alexandria.
Born June 20, 1914, in Dayton, she was the daughter of Lamar and Martha (Roha) Dorcas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Kingsley, in 1984; a brother, Lee Dorcas; and a sister, Marjorie Dorcas.
Survivors include seven sons, Lewis Kingsley, Kim Kingsley, Marshall Kingsley and David Kingsley, all of Somerset, Ky., Robert Kingsley of Washington, Stanley Kingsley of West Alexandria and John Kingsley of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters, Sharon Pierce of Biloxi, Miss., and Rosalie Swafford of Crossville, Tenn.; 29 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a sister, Donna Gieler of Ft. Worth, Texas; and a brother, Sam Dorcas of Atlanta, Ga.
Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 6, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Lowell Spencer officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Robert C. Statzer
Robert Carl Statzer, 90, of Schertz, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998. He was a former resident of Campbellstown, and had resided in Schertz for five years.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Nida Statzer; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Suzy Statzer of Schertz, Texas; grandchildren, Bill Statzer, Krista Mann, Brent Statzer, Kimberly Larsen and Dax Melton; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Milard Statzer of Bristol, Tenn.; and a sister, Nancy Retha Ketron of Granbury, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Drive, San Antonio, Texas, with Pastor Henry Biar officiating. Entombment will be private. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the funeral home.
Lou Ann Lair
Lou Ann Lair, 61, of Eaton, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton following a lengthy illness.
Born Aug. 10, 1937, in Richmond, Ind., she was the daughter of the late John and Louise (Burgess) Ellis.
Survivors include her husband, Carl E. Lair, whom she married Aug. 4, 1962; children, Christopher E. Lair and wife Amy of Richmond, Ind., Mary J. Lair of Richmond, Ind., Steven R. Lair and wife Rene of Eaton; a grandson, Craig Lair; step-grandchildren, Angie Shewman, Erica and Courtney Weber; two step-great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are brothers, Frank Ellis of Virginia, Vern Ellis of Quincy, Ohio, Vaughn Ellis of Plain City, Ohio, George Ellis of Richmond, Texas, Paul Ellis of Richmond, Ind., and Bill Ellis of Crawfordsville, Ind.; and sisters, Mary Ellis, Janet Hathaway, Jane Johnson and Cecelia Spicer, all of Richmond, Ind.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Ellis; and a sister, Una Zigler.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35 East, West Alexandria, with her son, Steven Lair, and Pastor Raymond Rothwell officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
James A. Bishop
James Andrew Bishop, 44, of Cincinnati died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, of Lou Gehrig's disease.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia M. (Brinkerhoff) Bishop; daughter, Jana Marie Bishop; son, Craig Joseph Bishop; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Phil Bodle; nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4991 Cleves Warsaw, Cincinnati. R.C. Nein & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, is in charge of arrangements. Private burial will take place in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, Calif. 91364, or to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.
Mayfra L. Smith
Mayfra L. Smith, 82, of East Lexington Road, Eaton, died Sunday morning, Sept. 6, 1998, at Hospice of Dayton.
Born April 6, 1916, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Rosa A. (Barker) Lynch. She was a 1935 graduate of Eaton High School, and retired in 1981 from Chrismer Insurance Agency in Eaton after more than 20 years of service. She was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses of Eaton.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Raymond D. Smith; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald E. and Elizabeth A. Smith of Eaton; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet E. and William A. Klinger of Eaton; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, James E. Lynch of Eaton; and a sister, Gladys Wohlford of Eaton.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William H. "Pat" Lynch, in 1974; a sister, Thelma White, in 1993; and a stepbrother, Garland Witt.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., Eaton, with David Salyers officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, Ohio 45401-3509.
Barbara M. Leeds
Barbara M. Leeds, 52, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in Gratis.
Born Aug. 16, 1946, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of Stanley E. and Reatha (Hendrix) Leeds.
Survivors include one brother, Zane Leeds of Eaton; three sisters, Frances Smith of Sarasota, Fla., Linda Lisneck of Charlotte, N.C., and Judith Sheley of Trenton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gordon Leeds and Don Leeds; and a sister, Elizabeth Taylor.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at R.C. Nein & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., 249 N. Main St., Camden. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Somerville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Concepts Group Home, 115 High St., Gratis, Ohio 45330.
Charles Hoover, 88, of Camden, died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Woodland Country Manor Nursing Home near Somerville.
Born July 11, 1909, in Irvine, Ky., he was the son of James and Loutisha (Miller) Hoover. He was a self-employed well driller for many years, had served several terms as mayor of Camden, and was a Kentucky Colonel.
He married Geneva Winkle on July 7, 1932, in Estill County, Ky., and she preceded him in death on April 4, 1997. Two brothers and six sisters are also deceased.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Yolanda and Ray Murphy of Camden, Norma and James Deem of Dayton, Inas and Carl Clark of Hamilton; three sons and daughters-in-law, William and Carolyn Hoover of Troy, Charles Jr. and Barbara Hoover of Chicago, Ill., Del and Pat Hoover of Eaton; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, April 10, at the First Southern Baptist Church, 35 N. Liberty St., Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church Building Fund, 35 N. Liberty St., Camden, Ohio 45311.